Mary Ann (1945)
Surnames: KOCHER SCHMITZ KITZHABER ACKER
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 05/25/1945
Schmitz, Mary Ann (12 MAY 1945)
In a double ring ceremony read in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) by the Rev. J.J. Novak, May 12, 1945, at 9 a.m., Miss Mary Ann Schmitz, daughter of Mrs. Catherin Schmitz of Greenwood, became the bride of Donald A. Kocher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kocher, also of Greenwood. Carnations and baby breath decorated the altar for the Nuptial High Mass.
For her wedding the bride wore a white ninon and lace dress made with long sleeves pointed at the wrists and a full skirt extending into a court train edged with lace and inserted with lace medallions. For jewelry she wore a gold cross and chain, a gift of the groom, and carried a blue rosary and bouquet of white carnations and baby breath. Her veil of illusion was caught to a seed pearl headdress.
Miss Lorraine Kitzhaber, Greenwood, was maid of honor; Miss Gretchen Acker, bridesmaid; Hubert Schmitz, a brother of the bride, best man; and Ted Acker, groomsman. Miss Acker and Mr. Acker are cousins of the groom.
Both of the bride’s attendants wore yellow and blue net over taffeta frocks, matching veiled headdresses and writs corsages.
Mrs. Schmitz, mother of the bride, wore a black dress with white accessories, while the bridegroom’s mother wore a black ensemble with blue accessories. Their corsages were fashioned of pink and white carnations.
Eighty relatives and friends were served dinner and supper at the Schmitz home decorated with white, blue and yellow streamers. A large wedding cake centered the bride’s table. In the evening a wedding dance was held at Merry Ol’ Gardens with Emil and his band providing the music.
The couple is residing on the groom’s father’s farm near Greenwood.
Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Washechek, Art Picker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hartoor and son, Ralph, and daughter, Shirley, and grandson, Ronny Nerby, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kannister, Miss Vale Bauman, all of Milwaukee; Maj. Donald Acker, California; Pfc. Vincent Ginder, Camp Fannin, Texas; Joe Schober, Tomah.
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